Choices… we all have to make them

choices

CHOICES – People may often misunderstand your goals, your vision, your mission ~ but keep going, keep striving and continue to push, having faith in the specific calling you have been given! (While at the same time being open for Godly accountability and constructive criticism) FB Post by Maverick Hoenig June 3, 2017.

CHOICES

When I read this today the Holy Spirit quickened my spirit. In the area of crisis and trauma care, I see every day where hurting individuals are faced with choices that they weren’t expecting to make or having to live with choices that were made for them.

Brenton

I recently talked to one of my spiritual sons who was in an accident where a semi-truck made too close a turn and drug him and his motorcycle down the road. It not only caused him to literally being run over and left critically injured and badly broken. He now has to walk with a cane and has severe health issues. He said to me,

“Mom” I can either choose to give up, gripe and B**** about my life. I’ve got to get up and live life to the fullest.”

Throughout his life, I’ve watched this young man battle through many obstacles, some self inflicted and we have had many conversations about his walk with God. He’s still sorting through his life’s purpose and I have no doubt that God is already using him in ways even he can’t see or understand. But, even through his difficult times he has been there for me when I felt like giving up.  He has walked with me through crisis, trauma and hopelessness.

Today happened to be one of those days where I was questioning why things happen and if I should have made different choices.

Our conversation helped steer me and get my mind back to where it should be… on choosing to living and loving myself & others “God’s Way” – not my own.

I’ve got so much to be thankful for. Looking back I see the hard choices I had to make at times, especially when I wondered at the time if they were the right ones.  God has always redeemed even my poor choices into life giving miracles….

jonah arrival

CHOICE – **Note – FB Post from 12/19/2015 –  Maverick Hoenig, Father

Wow! Jonah David Hoenig has arrived!!! 7.12 lbs! God is great and the miracle of life astounds me today!

“When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.” John 16:12

Amy did such an amazing job in labor and I am so proud of her!!

Life isnt waiting for the storm to pass

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Blessings on your day,
Choose Wisely…

Marlene
from ashes to beauty…

P. S.  If you or someone you know is battling with their choices, or is suffering from crisis and trauma in their life. I am available 24/7.  Please check out my website for ways to contact me. Website Link Continue reading →

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Dying Bees, GMO Seeds and Gideon – Mighty Man of Valor

I was reading in Judges about Gideon and how the Israelites had been taken over by their enemies.They had turned away from God and were following after false gods. God removed His protection and allowed their land to be taken over by the Midianites. This tribe came in stripped their land bare, took the cattle, belongings, everything. The Midianites were descendents of Abraham and Keturah, Abraham’s second wife.

While I was reading, I felt a strong urge to look up an article about GMO seeds. If you aren’t aware of what is happening to our wheat and corn crops, you might want to take a look sometime.

I quickly discovered not only is wheat, corn and other crops being dramatically affected but other things such as bees are also. They are dying and many are worried about the affects GMO seeds are really going to have on our nation’s food supply.. It seems the seeds are now destroying the bees which pollinate the crops. Switching back to regular seeds also has become an issue because you can’t seem to get “real seeds” anymore.

This reminded me of another scripture in Exodus about how God used bees or hornets to drive out the enemy when the people were faithful.
Exodus 23:28,

And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites from before you.

The story about the Israelites and the Mididianites goes on to say they had reduced Israel to starvation and “then the people called upon the Lord.”

I don’t know about you, but I seem to have a habit of waiting till I’m almost dead before crying out!

The Word of the Lord came to me, Don’t wait until you are almost destroyed to call on God first in every situation.

After the people cried out, the Lord began to search for someone (a leader) who would bring the people out of bondage. He spied Gideon – a man of honor and valor.

Gideon came out and sat under the oak tree where the angel of the Lord came to talk with him, he had been threshing wheat down in a wine press.

I’ve heard some preachers describe Gideon as this frail coward of a man. How I see it, all the crops, cattle and possessions had been looted by the Midianites and Gideon somehow found a way to find wheat, get it down into a wine press, and thresh it there. There was no wind to easily carry the chaff away. This couldn’t have been an easy process.

Gideon wasn’t sitting down or complaining. He was doing something to feed his family. Gideon also makes certain who he is talking to was really from God. (Like Gideon, we need to make certain we are hearing from God before we make decisions.) Gideon had brought food out to the messenger (angel of God) and placed it on a rock, it was consumed by fire. Gideon built and altar there and named it

THE LORD IS PEACE

Whatever you are going through, turn first to the Lord, Place your heart, soul and will on the rock of Jesus Christ and He will be THE LORD OF PEACE in your circumstances.

The Lord says to Gideon in verse 18,”I will be with you. And you will destroy the Midianites as if you were fighting against one man.”

Gideon was still going to have to go to battle with the Midianites but God was with him.

Our nation, individual lives are under attack by the enemy, we must fight for our beliefs, our country, our families, but through Christ we can be victorious!

Cinderella Released…from ashes to beauty